Learning beyond the classroom is vital in ensuring that all our pupils succeed. It helps teachers to maximise the learning time in class, and gives students the opportunity to extend and deepen their knowledge and understanding. It builds confidence and assists young people to develop the skills necessary for more independent learning. It allows children to work at a pace which suits them and their ability.
Pupils across the school are set a variety of tasks to complete outside of lessons. These tasks will be set at a level appropriate to their age, ability and their standard of attainment.
The quantity of homework set will vary according to the pupil’s individual timetable and the academic calendar, and will be complemented by ongoing revision and responses to teachers' feedback. The nature of the homework task and the amount set will also vary with the age, ability and needs of the pupil. Some homework may be project-based and set to be completed over a number of weeks with a specified deadline for completion, often towards the end of a half term. Therefore, it is impossible to give an exact allocation of time that a child might spend on homework but the following is a good guide to the amount of time a student should be spending on homework each week:
- Year 7: 3-5 hours per week
- Year 8: 4-6 hours per week
- Year 9: 5-7 hours per week
- Years 10: 6-8 hours per week
- Year 11: 7-10 hours per week
Remember, if students are having difficulty completing homework, they should speak to their class teacher at the earliest possible opportunity.
If you are a parent who wishes to take a more active role in your children’s home learning, you can have your own Show My Homework account – an online system to enable you to monitor and support your child’s learning. We are giving ‘power’ back to parents!
Show My Homework is used by all staff to record the homework that has been set for their class during the week. All pupils have been given their own log in details to enable them to access their own personal homework planner, and they can use this system to ensure that they complete the relevant work on time and to the required standard. As a back-up, pupils can also record homework tasks in their contact book if they so wish.
Click on the logo to access show My Homework.
Fisher More High School uses Show My Homework to help parents and students manage their homework.
Show My Homework allows
- parents, carers and students can see current and past homework set by teachers and when it is due to be handed in
- students can confirm for themselves when homework is completed
- students can submit homework online if requested by teacher
How to log on
- Students log on with your school email address.
Parents & carers
- log on with the email address you have supplied to the school
To log on for the first time, click on the orange 'Forgotten Password' link on the Show My Homework log in screen.
Help with Show My Homework
- A guide for parents can be viewed here
If you have any questions or problems, please contact:
By working in partnership, school and home will ensure that all pupils will be able ‘to let all their bright colours shine’.